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  • 1. The African Elephant Jenny Perez Mr. Buchmann Biology period 6
  • 2. Scientific Name
    • African elephant
    • Latin name is the “Huge Arch” (animal corner)
    • Source: PowerKids Life Science
  • 3. Elephant status
    • their color is usually grayish brown
    • they weigh up to 14,000 pounds
    • they are the world largest mammals
    • Source: Cefrey
  • 4. Habitat
    • elephants live in African savannas
    • Source: Cefrey
  • 5. Food source
    • They consume bark grass, leaves, twigs, various types of fruit, and seed pods
    • They feast upon farm crops, drink up to 30-50 gallons of water per day
    • They have a large appetite.
    • They can consume 300-400 lbs of food a day
    • Source: endangeredelephant.blogspot.com
  • 6. Habitat map http://www.iucnredlist.org/apps/redlist/images/range/thumbs/12392.png
  • 7. Human interaction
    • The elephants can be found in zoos
  • 8. Baby elephants
    • Mommy elephants give birth every 5 years
    • they carry the calf for 22 months
    • the calf weighs between 200 to 250 pounds
    • and grows 2 pounds every day
    • they can stand within an hour of birth
    • They drinks milk from its mother using its mouth
    • It takes months before they learn to use their trunk
    • Source: animalcorner.co.uk
  • 9. Fun facts
    • elephants can live up to 70 years
    • their trunks have 100,000 muscles
    • they sleep from 4 to 6 hours
    • they sleep standing or laying
    • their tusk often grow 8 feet long
    • they use their strength in their trunks to pull out trees
    • Source: Sackett Smith
  • 10. Works Cited
    • Cefrey, Holly. &quot;Grasslands.&quot; PowerKids Life Science, Rosen Publishing Group, Inc., 2011. 28 Apr. 2011 < http://www.pklifescience.com/article/392/grasslands >
    • http://www.animalcorner.co.uk/wildlife/elephants/elephant_about.html
    • Sackett Smith, Lucy. &quot;Elephants: From Trunk to Tail.&quot; PowerKids Life Science, Rosen Publishing Group, Inc., 2011. 28 Apr. 2011 < http://www.pklifescience.com/article/57/elephants-from-trunk-to-tail >
    • http://endangeredelephant.blogspot.com/2009/04/elephants-food-web-behavior.html
  • 11. Photo Credits
    • http://www.pklifescience.com/article/392/grasslands
    • http://www.pklifescience.com/article/57/elephants-from-trunk-to-tail
    • http://www.ideas-n-gifts.com/Qstore/suploads/33514.jpg
    • http://www.searchpictures.net/animals/families/baby_african_elephant.jpg
    • http://imagecache6.allposters.com/LRG/21/2142/MORED00Z.jpg
    • http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_cldYzqsCtp4/Se8yuk6l4hI/AAAAAAAAABM/oigfRZ7Oep0/s1600/060214_animal_love.jpg
    • http://www.dailypictures.info/free-pictures/1565/African%20Elephants,%20Amboseli%20National%20Park,%20Kenya.jpg